The 2020 Live! Memphis Breast Cancer Summit Is Leaping Barriers to Beat Breast Cancer
Live! Memphis is a FREE exciting breast cancer summit that serves to educate women on breast health. Survivors, women going through breast cancer treatment, caregivers, family members and those who just want more education are invited to attend. All
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Nationally, breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women after lung cancer. Locally, every zip code in Shelby County has a higher breast cancer mortality rate than the national average. Only 60% of women ages 40-64 in Shelby County are getting recommended mammograms. While the disparity and mortality rates have slightly improved recently, these rates remain at alarming levels compared to national rates.
Live! Memphis began in 2015 to educate women about breast cancer and encourage preventive measures to promote early detection. It's a fun and engaging way to touch the lives of breast cancer survivors, those currently fighting the disease and women who would like to increase their knowledge about breast care and breast cancer.
Common Table Health Alliance Chief Operating Officer Carla Baker, RN, is pleased that Live! Memphis continues to be a popular valuable event in the Memphis and Shelby County community. "Each year, we work hard to make LIVE! bigger and better. We'll be sharing the latest information in treatment, research, and resources on the local and national level while continuing to reinforce our message about the importance of receiving yearly mammograms,"
Common Table Health Alliance launched MBCC in 2016 with partner organizations and individuals committed to the fight against breast cancer disparities in Memphis and Shelby County. There are currently 37 participating organizations.
The 2020 Live! Memphis sponsors include Amgen and Genentech with local hosts Baptist Cancer Center, Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare, Patient Advocate Foundation, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and West Cancer Center. To learn more about Live! Memphis and RSVP, visit www.mbcc.live or call 901.800.5108.